The Unified Family

Daniel Esposito
Psalm 133:1-2 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

In a world full of turmoil, division, and broken relationships, God’s people have access to a little heaven on earth in our homes. Regardless of the lawlessness in society, when we apply biblical principles to our family life, we can have unity and turn our houses into unified homes!

I was privileged to grow up in such a home. Our house wasn’t merely a place we slept, ate, and existed with relatives. Our home was a place we loved and enjoyed to be at with the family! We ate meals, took walks, appreciated family vacations, attended church, and served TOGETHER! Here are two biblical principles I saw my parents live so that we could have a unified home:

1. Promoting the Chain of Command

God tell us that the father is the head of the home. Mom submits to Dad and the children submit to the parents. When leadership is out of kilter the entire family structure is compromised and everyone suffers the consequences. My mom never questioned or undermined my dad. She showed us how we were to obey him and other authority by the way she followed my dad. As the proper chain of command is promoted, everyone benefits and the family is unified.

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Ephesians 5:22-33 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

2. Properly Teaching Gods Principles

There will never be unity as long as there is differences of beliefs. God has given fathers the responsibility to learn God’s principles and teach them to his family! When as a family we adopt God’s principles, we will live in harmony. It is also important that Dad gets his family to church whenever the doors are open. Pastor will be dads ally and reiterate the principles he is teaching at home.

Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Conclusion: Aaron in our text verse was absorbed and nearly lost in the reality that he was anointed to be God’s priest. As the anointing oil ran through his hair, trickled down his forehead, and made its way into his beard, he wasn’t worried about cleaning it off –he wanted to enjoy every moment. The same goes when we have a biblically unified home! We no longer have to endure our family, we can relish the time we spend together.

Daniel Esposito

Daniel is one of our faithful single men on staff. He serves in the bus ministry, teaches in our school and college, and is in charge of the church grounds.

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